Vikram Sehgal

VP, Research Director - Data serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Vikram leads the forecast team, which is responsible for producing all forecasts within M&S research. He is focused on the consumer commerce areas including retail, travel, and financial services. He is keenly involved in understanding the evolution of consumers' online behavior and technology adoption.

Previous Work Experience

Vikram came to Forrester Research through its acquisition of Jupiter Research, where he started in July 2000. Prior to Jupiter, Vikram worked at IRI, a leading market research company, where he worked closely with some of the leading CPG companies.

Vikram often appears on TV, radio, and comments in the press on the US online retail and travel industry. He has been quoted in The L.A. Times, Business Week, The New York Times, CNN Money, and American Banker. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Radio, NPR, Fox Business News, and ABC.


Vikram earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.Com from N.M College in Mumbai, India.

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  • Retail
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2013

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact customer experience...

    • Downloads: 1418
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Win Your Offline Mobile Moments

    Use Mobile To Break Down Channel Barriers On-Premises

    Your customer is experiencing a mobile mind shift. She expects to get anything she wants, immediately and in context. Whether she's in your store making a product decision or navigating an airport,...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (EU-7)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    By 2018, 43% of all EU-7 retail sales will be influenced by the Web, up from 30% in 2013. Seventy percent of web-influenced sales in EU-7 come from the UK, France, and Germany, with Spain and Italy...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Systems Of Engagement Will Shape The Retail And CPG Application Landscape

    RadioShack reported its tenth consecutive quarterly loss in August 2014, blaming eroding topline growth, declining gross margins, and high inventory levels. Similar woes wrecked household names in...

    • Downloads: 378
  • Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Asia Pacific)

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    Online retail spending by category in South Korea, Japan, Australia, India, and China. Includes online buyers and online spending per buyer by categories such as computer hardware and software,...

    • Downloads: 6
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Analyze This: Web Style Analytics Enters The Retail Store

    Performance Management: The Digital Store Playbook

    eBusiness leaders have a lot to offer retail store executives as they embark on injecting digital commerce technology into the physical store. Retail stores have been living in the analytical "dark...

    • Downloads: 624
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Services For The Digital Self

    The Battle To Serve You . . . And Profit From Your Data

    People must manage an exploding array of digital content that they create or are responsible for, both at work and at home. We call this collection the digital self, and it includes everything from...

    • Downloads: 793
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2015

    Growth Still Tops Other Asian Countries Despite Economic Slowdown

    Technology purchases in China will reach $136 billion in 2015, making China the second-largest tech market in Asia Pacific after Japan. Demand will still be strongest for hardware and communications...

    • Downloads: 164
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Emergence Of Beacons In Retail

    Early Implementations Lack Depth, But Future Integrations Have The Potential To Transform The In-Store Customer Experience

    It is impossible to read retail news today without hearing about another implementation of beacons, a technology based on Bluetooth low energy (BLE) that allows smartphones to interact with sensors...

    • Downloads: 956
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Accelerating Technology Change Restructures US Services Employment

    Human Middleware And Transaction Processing Jobs Are Becoming Obsolete

    A perfect storm of technology change is streamlining, simplifying, and atomizing business processes. The effects will ripple across organizations, as human capital shifts from handling transactions...

    • Downloads: 113
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Five Lessons From Five Cyber Mondays

    Insights From US eCommerce's Biggest Day Of The Year

    Cyber Monday, the Monday after Black Friday, is now the biggest shopping day of the year for online retailers in the US. In fact, online retail sales exceeded $2 billion on Cyber Monday in 2014. In...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: 2013 eCommerce Global Study

    A Quantitative Assessment Of The Global eCommerce Landscape

    When firms are evaluating global expansion, they need to consider more than just the countries' macroeconomic conditions or consumer market size. Consumer payment behavior, in-ground courier...

    • Downloads: 782
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2012, China

    Asia Pacific Consumer Technographics®

    This report provides an overview of metropolitan Chinese online consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes. In general, metropolitan Chinese consumers are enthusiastic mobile owners and social...

    • Downloads: 88
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2013

    US Online Holiday Sales To Top $78 Billion

    Forrester estimates that US holiday season online sales will grow 15% from 2012 to 2013. Despite a dip in consumer confidence in October and a truncated holiday season, Forrester expects consumers to...

    • Downloads: 314
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Welcome To The Era Of Agile Commerce

    Multichannel commerce is being reborn. Traditional ways of describing multichannel commerce no longer work because customers don't interact with companies from a "channel" perspective. Customers now...

    • Downloads: 4184
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Canadian Online Retail Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    Canadian Online Retail Set To Reach $39 Billion By 2019

    Online retail in Canada is fast picking up steam, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years almost five times higher than the tepid growth of brick and mortar sales across...

    • Downloads: 257
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Continued Gloom For European ICT Markets

    Tech Recession Extends Through 2013, At Least

    Will it ever end? When will the European economic recession end, and when will European tech buying start to pick up? These are questions that CIOs across Europe and tech vendors selling to them into...

    • Downloads: 425
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Just For You: Use Personalization Technology To Help Associates In The Retail Store

    Retailers Fail To Create Relevant Digital Experiences For Their Associates

    As retail stores transform into digital stores, customers will expect personalized content and experiences in-aisle. Personalization technologies such as automated product recommendations are poised...

    • Downloads: 255
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (US)

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    We expect US eCommerce to enjoy a double-digit year-over-year growth rate heading into 2015. While online buyer growth approaches maturation, the continual shift in wallet share will drive the...

    • Downloads: 31
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: The State Of India's Online Retail Market In 2015

    Mobile And Marketplaces Are Key Growth Drivers

    The Indian online retail market is at an early stage, yet it is attracting investment and Forrester expects it to grow at a rapid pace through 2019. We anticipate that India's online retail spending...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Does Customer Experience Really Drive Business Success?

    The Relationship Between Superior Customer Experience And Growth

    It's the age of the customer, when technology and economic forces have changed the world to such a great extent that an obsession with winning, serving, and retaining customers is the only possible...

    • Downloads: 712
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Consumer Centricity In Retail And CPG

    Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) AD&D professionals have to help their stakeholders to drive actionable insight from a wide range of solutions and external agency services, such as those for...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Leverage Contextual Privacy To Create Better Location Engagement

    Retail marketers long for the kinds of in-store analytics and in-aisle targeting that eCommerce and digital marketing teams have leveraged for over a decade with web analytics and online measurement...

    • Downloads: 122
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Ship-To-Store Delivers 'The Goods'

    Retailer And Consumer Benefits Drive Mutual Adoption Of Omnichannel Ship-To-Store Programs

    Three decades after online ordering became a reality, the majority of customers still chose to complete their transactions with multichannel retailers through the physical store. But eCommerce plays...

    • Downloads: 311
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (Western Europe)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Our update to the online retail sales forecast in Western Europe found stronger online growth in Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands compared with our previous forecast update. The UK will see the...

    • Downloads: 26